Consciousness and Reality
Splaiul Independenţei nr. 204
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The "Consciousness and Reality" graduate conference aims to bring together students and researchers from around the world in order to develop a deeper understanding of consciousness in reality and possible virtual worlds.
At its first edition, the conference will take place 10-11 June 2022. It will have a mixed format, in that speakers may choose whether they present online only, or face to face at the event's location (if so, their session will enjoy a live audience, but it will also be streamed to remote participants).
Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest)
Gualtiero Picinnini (University of Missouri)
Hong Yu Wong (University of Tȕbingen)
• Consciousness in the context of virtual reality (experience, action, immersive virtual realities);
• Consciousness and first-person data (heterophenomenology, first person data);
• Explaining phenomenal consciousness;
All times below are for Bucharest, Romania. The conference programme is the following:
10:45 Opening remarks (Andrei Mărăşoiu, University of Bucharest)
11:00 Keynote speaker - Prof. Mircea Dumitru, University of Bucharest. 'Philosophers on Consciousness. How to Crack Down on the Hard Problem'
12:20 Mathijs Geurts, Radboud University Nijmegen. 'Is variation in consciousness just evolutionary noise?'
15:00 Marcelino Botin, University of Barcelona. 'Revelation and the Dilemma for Russellian Physicalists'
15:50 Robert Chiș-Ciure, University of Bucharest. 'A Priori vs A Posteriori Explanatory Strategies—Integrated Information Theory and the Temporospatial Theory of Consciousness'
17:00 Keynote speaker - Prof. Hong Yu Wong, University of Tȕbingen. 'What it’s like to act'
18:30 Keynote speaker - Prof. Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri. 'Qualitativism: Consciousness Consists of Physical Qualities'
20:15 Round Table
12:00 Chingiz Pasha, University of Tartu. 'Electrically Simulated Reality, Sets of Phenomenal Experiences, and the Opportunity of Having Different Selves'
12:50 Ștefăniță Manea, University of Bucharest. 'The Kuleshov effect and the Theory of Mind'
13:40 Alexandra Chirilă, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași. 'Connectionism’s new wave'
16:00 Shivanand Sharma, University of Birmingham. 'On Vedānta and the fundamentality of consciousness'
16:50 Yen Tung Lee, Western University. 'Virtual Veridicalism, Cognitive Orientation, and Fregean Representationalism'
17:40 Chenyu Bu, University of Texas at Austin. 'Toward a Kantian Approach to Perception as Predictive Processing'
18:30 Guilherme Nunes de Vasconcelos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). 'Illusion or allusion? An ecological-enactive approach to virtual reality experiences'
19:20 Round Table
For any questions, please don't hesitate to email [email protected]
This is a student event (e.g. a graduate conference).
June 9, 2022, 9:00am EET